- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 13, 2014

A New York City trader jumped in front of a commuter train on Tuesday morning, marking at least the seventh suicide in the finance sector this year, the New York Post reported.

Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, who works at Vertical Group in Manhattan, was declared dead at the scene after apparently darting onto the tracks at around 6 a.m. east of the Syosset Woodbury Road crossing, a Long Island Rail Road spokesman said.

Witnesses told investigators that they saw Reilly standing by the tracks before he jumped in front of the train.

“Eddie was a great guy,” Rob Schaffer, a managing director at Vertical, told the Post. “We are very upset and he will be deeply missed.”

A family friend said Reilly “didn’t look good” when he last saw him on Sunday, the Post reported.

The death comes after a spate of suicides in the last few weeks among high-powered financial professionals.

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